November 26, 2021

Police watchdog has only 175 investigators nationally

Cape Town – With 175 investigators nationally, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is struggling to fully investigate transgressions by the men in blue.

Accountability journalism project Viewfinder found that, on average, police in South Africa kill someone every day.

Ipid’s annual report also revealed that assault cases constitute about 70% of their workload. These cases were also prioritised in order to reduce the backl…

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